Flexibility And Stability In Working Life

Hardcover | March 14, 2007

EditorB. Furaker, K. Hakansson, J. Karlsson

not yet rated|write a review
Flexibility has become a key concept in discourses on developments in working life. However, it is an ambiguous concept in several ways, and theoretical clarity is lacking. Further, large parts of the literature are prescriptive and ideological rather than empirical and analytical. This book contributes both theoretically and empirically to expound the importance of clearer concepts in the national and international debates on economic systems, labour markets, work organisations, and experiences of work.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$169.00

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Flexibility has become a key concept in discourses on developments in working life. However, it is an ambiguous concept in several ways, and theoretical clarity is lacking. Further, large parts of the literature are prescriptive and ideological rather than empirical and analytical. This book contributes both theoretically and empirical...

BENGT FURAKER is Professor, at the Department of Sociology, Goteborg University, Sweden. JANUCH KARLSSON is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Working Life Science, Karlstad University College, Sweden. KRISTINA HAKANSSON is Assistant Professor at the department of Sociology, Goteborg University, Sweden.

other books by B. Furaker

Post-industrial Labour Markets: Profiles of North America and Scandinavia
Post-industrial Labour Markets: Profiles of North Ameri...

Kobo ebook|Jul 8 2005

$51.19$63.88list pricesave 19%
Sociological Perspectives On Labor Markets
Sociological Perspectives On Labor Markets

Paperback|Oct 11 2005

$208.00

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:March 14, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230013643

ISBN - 13:9780230013643

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Flexibility And Stability In Working Life

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Reclaiming the Concept of Flexibility--B.Furaker, K.Hakansson & J.Ch.Karlsson * For Whom Is Flexibility Good and Bad? An Overview--J.Ch.Karlsson * Flexibility, Stability and Related Concepts--D.Jonsson * Britain's Flexible Labour Force: New Barriers to Individual Employment Rights--A.Pollert * Flexibility's New Clothes: A Historical Perspective on the Public Discussion in Sweden--A.K.Engstrand * Large Corporations and the Emergence of a Flexible Economic System: Some Recent Developments in the UK--S.Ackroyd * Temporary Agency Work in the European Union - Ecopnomic Rationale and Equal Treatment; D.Storrie * Flexibility, Stability and Agency Work: A Comparison of the Use of Agency Work in Sweden and the UK--K.Hakansson & T.Isidorsson * Flexible Work Situations and Employees' Thoughts of Leaving the Organization--T.Berglund * Type of Employment Contract and Attitudes to Flexibility: An Analysis of Data from Three Swedish Surveys; B.Furaker * Time-related Flexibility and Stability for Employees--D.Jonsson *